Landowners Key to Conservation
Learn about cutting-edge science from our partners at South Dakota State University...

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Celebrating Success!
LCC highlights conservation successes in 2013...

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Crops, Ducks and Climate Change
The Perfect Storm of Changes May Cause the Duck Factory to Move West

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Land-use and Economics in the PPR
Land-use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the northern Great Plains has been shifting at an extraordinary rate, including changes in agriculture practices, the recent boom in petroleum production, and rising tourism, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report...

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New study within Williston Basin
The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC today announced funding to support research examining the relationship between the presence and abundance of invasive plant species, mainly noxious weeds and perennial forage grasses, and the location and age of oil well pads in native prairie environments.....

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Conservation in the Souris River watershed
The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) announced that $74,400 in 2013 funding will support research targeting wetland restoration and conservation efforts...

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Research Funding for Carbon Sequestration
The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) announced today $153,300 in 2013 funding for carbon sequestration research...

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A River Runs
Through It



Hydrogeomorphic restoration and public-private partnerships build a future for the Big Muddy...

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Uncovering the hidden layers of Big Muddy



Understanding hydrogeomorphic history to restore, manage and protect the lower Missouri River

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Saving our
Native Prairies



The business of conservation is changing in the prairies. Conservationists recognize that collaborative, science-based management is necessary to ensure a future...

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Restoration and management potential




The Missouri River is an important ecological thoroughfare that connects communities across the Plains and Prairie Potholes and Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC)...

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Enhancing passage for fish populations
Land transformation presents significant challenges to the health of our nation’s fish communities as these land changes have greatly altered the connectivity of riparian areas...

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A Bridge Connecting Science and Natural Resources Management

The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) serves as a bridge between science and natural resources management by facilitating the flow of information among federal, state, non-governmental, and private organizations and agencies vested in natural resource conservation. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC is dedicated to the conservation of a landscape unparalleled in importance to a vast array of unique species whose populations are in steep decline. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC includes three main sub-units, the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains, and the riparian corridors of several major river systems including the Missouri, the Yellowstone and the Red River of the North. We are poised to provide science needs from the perspective of land, resource and conservation decision making, and, provide support to partners to carry out impactful conservation actions.

Grounded in Science: LCC Projects

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LCC Funding Allocations

LCC funding by ECOREGION